Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime (Video)


Excellent video!! This doctor gets it! I am happy to know this video is making the rounds and is shared heavily. We need more doctors like this one! I pray her message is received widely and awareness is spread about the lifelong consequences of childhood trauma and abuse in order to better serve and protect and heal our children and their children’s children. 

Childhood trauma should not be taken lightly. People do not “just get over it” because something happened years ago. Abuse and trauma effects every one differently. Adults can suffer serious health issues due to childhood abuse and trauma. Adults who suffered trauma as children are susceptible to further victimization, abuse and trauma especially in personal relationships. Adults in abusive relationships, who were traumatized as children, have a greater chance of developing Complex PTSD as the cumulative effects of abuse take its toll not only on the body but on the mind. Please protect the children and yourself. – NB

Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Description: Published on Feb 17, 2015 Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

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